So – since starting Sharkblog on my own website is an experiment in SEO, I figured I might as well do the scientific thing where I collect data and learn stuff. I went ahead and Googled “Sharkblog” and to my great surprise I learned that there was another Sharkblog. I couldn’t believe it. It was like watching a sequel to a good movie and learning that there is another Sharktopus.
Although, I guess in this case, I’d be the “other” Sharkblog, since I came afterward. However, in true sequel fashion, I am bigger and badder than the original, because you can’t downgrade. You can only go up.
Of course, this raises legal questions that use terminology I haven’t learned yet. Luckily for me, it’s an old Livejournal community.
Remember Livejournal? No. Neither does anyone else. The most recent entry is from September 6, 2007. So I think I can safely just walk in and claim “Sharkblog” for my own. At least, my own in spirit and street reputation if not in legal terms. Use it or lose it, guys.
To be fair, I haven’t looked into getting any kind of legal claim on the name “Sharkblog.” I would look into it, but I know from experience that filing claims of ownership for these kinds of things can get expensive, so I’m not going to bother. If someone tries to take it away from me, they’ll have to watch out, because I don’t just write about normal wussy sharks, I write about dangerously large and mutated sharks like Sharktopus and Dinoshark. My Sharkblog can kick your Sharkblog’s ass.